Hydraulic Fluids


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Understanding environmental conditions is important to selecting a hydraulic fluid with the appropriate level of hydrolytic stability.

The Importance of Hydrolytic Stability in Hydraulic Fluids

The presence of water can negatively impact hydraulic system performance, necessitating use of lubricants with some level of hydrolytic stability.
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Lubrication and tribology trends in a variety of industries will be the focus of STLE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

STLE Annual Meeting Brings Together Tribology and Lubrication Industry

The latest tribology and lubrication trends will be highlighted, with an increased focus on environmental awareness.
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Keeping Fluid Clean in the Reservoir

Desiccant breather filters are effective in reducing the amount of dirt and water from entering hydraulic reservoirs. The ultimate solution, though, completely eliminates contaminant...
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Executives from the companies signing the acquisition agreement

The Lee Company Acquires TPP Ventus

The renamed LEE Ventus should have an expanded footprint in the life science and medical markets.
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Why Maintenance of Water Glycol Hydraulic Fluids Makes All the Difference

Keeping equipment working at optimal performance with less downtime and supporting a longer lifespan are among significant factors that make fire-resistant hydraulic fluids a ...

The Grave Danger of Energy Contamination

To avoid costly and sometimes dangerous conditions, hydraulics users should pay attention to the heat generated by their systems using a few steps listed here.

How to KNOW Your Hydraulic Machine's Life Cycle Cost In Advance

Purchasing a hydraulic machine on initial capital outlay alone, without considering the machine's life of ownership cost can be a very costly mistake in the long run.

Avoiding Lubricant Contamination

Following best practices will avoid serious contamination issues.
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Can Zinc-Based Hydraulic Fluids Improve System Performance?

Some engineers believe zinc-based oils are doomed to cause sludge and varnish formation. But rigorous testing proves them wrong.